Following are YEAR LONG positions available for both AmeriCorps and VISTA positions, listed alphabetically by city. AmeriCorps positions begin in Fall 2019. VISTA positions begin in January 2020. At the end of each listing is a notation as to whether the position is for AmeriCorps (direct service) or VISTA (indirect service).
Full Time Positions
Kids Afterschool program: Work with Greater Gallatin United Way’s Board of Directors, staff, community partners, and rural site partners to help increase the sustainability and quality of Greater Gallatin Valley United Way’s 32 kidsLINK after school programs in southwest Montana. Work to identify and address gaps in service which are particularly experienced by low income children and families to ensure that all children have access to quality out-of-school-time programs. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!
The VISTA for Montana College Access Network (MCAN) will further the mission to support, serve, and enhance MCAN’s affiliate members in their efforts to increase post-secondary participation and completion for all Montanans. The VISTA will designing and support a membership campaign and seeking out and assist with potential grant funding opportunities. Specifically, The VISTA will assist in identifying and engaging entities in the area who work with children as potential coalition members; identifying potential funding sources for the coalitions work, and assist coalition founders with establishment work such as mission statements and strategic plans. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!
The AmeriCorps Leader will support the AmeriCorps team with engaging students in school and after school academic mentoring Legion Oasis. The team will deliver college access curriculum such as financial literacy workshops, FAFSA support, and facilitate a summer nudging program encouraging post-secondary enrollment at high schools and for recent high school graduates. The Institute for Educational Opportunities at Montana Tech is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 and college students with the tools and support they need to achieve success in higher education. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!
The AmeriCorps Leader at Great Falls College will mentor first generation and low income new college students. They will also engage students in service and student organizations to increase college success and retention efforts. The Leader assist with college access events to expose youth to campus and highlight programming, co-curricular opportunities and service opportunities. They will help support the Odds & Ends Food Pantry on campus helping to ensure students have the food they need to be successful in college. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply Here!)
The AmeriCorps Leader will mentor and support underserved, rural students by developing one-on-one and group mentoring opportunities for student success. The MAPS Media Institute is committed to providing a hands-on program designed to instill a lifelong passion for learning and to equip students with the skills and confidence for academic, social and professional success. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!
The Montana College Access Network (MCAN) supports, serves, and enhances the efforts of their affiliate members to increase post-secondary participation and completion for all Montanans. As the VISTA serving with MCAN you will help Montanans believe that post-secondary education is necessary, worth the investment, and possible for every student. The VISTA will do this by designing and managing a membership campaign and database, seeking out and assisting with securing potential grant funding, and participating in the MCAN Sustainability Committee. The VISTA will assist in identifying and engaging entities in the area who work with children as potential coalition members; identify potential funding sources for the coalition’s work; and assist coalition founders with establishment work such as mission statements and strategic plans. (VISTA/Indirect) Apply here!
VISTA member will pursue development of the ‘Campus Task Force.’ This Task Force will provide campus career development centers with a wage negotiation toolkit to empower female students to earn equal pay for equal work as they enter the workforce. The Campus Task Force will educate their peers and campus staff about the gender wage gap and what they can do to eliminate it. The VISTA will also support day-to-day outreach, communication and marketing of the Task Force and the collective work of the group. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!
Accelerate Montana: Accelerate Montana helps Montana businesses to increase their success from those in the idea stage all the way to those looking for global expansion. As the VISTA you will help develop economic opportunities for underrepresented high school and college students, specifically Native Americans and women, to gain interest in business ownership and increase entrepreneurship. The VISTA will serve to reduce poverty throughout Western Montana by delivering entrepreneurial programs, writing grants, and providing outreach to underserved, low-income populations on campus, in rural communities, and on reservations. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!
Expanding Distance Learning Effectiveness in Low-Success Populations: MTDA makes distance learning opportunities available to all school-age children through public school districts in the state of Montana. Serve with MTDA and create new internal and external capacities to support students who have been unsuccessful in the online class environment: analyze qualitative and quantitative data; connect with MTDA teachers, local site facilitators, parents, and students to assess what gaps may exist; develop materials and training for students, MTDA teachers, and participating local schools; enhance existing processes for monitoring students at the beginning of terms; and develop new processes for monitoring students during the middle and end of terms. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!
UM Partner with Place: Working on the UM campus, build institutional capacity to support high impact practices for student success by helping to develop mechanisms for a campus-wide sustainable internship program and service learning program; conduct a campus survey to map current assets and resources in support of internships and service learning; research and present models for training and supporting campus departments that engage students in internships and service learning programs; and support campus and community partnerships for internships and service learning experiences. (Indirect/VISTA) Apply here!
The AmeriCorps Leader engages high school students on the Flathead Reservation in mentoring activities designed to help them with student success and motive them to plan for and pursue post-secondary education. During the year, the leader will engage high school students in academic mentoring and help them plan for attending college. Upward Bound is a federally funded TRIO program designed to provide low-income, ﬁrst-generation high school students with the skills and motivation necessary for success in post-secondary education. (Direct/AmeriCorps) Apply here!
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can these positions help with paying for college? Absolutely! Many of our vistas take advantage of our education award program to help pay for their education.
- Do you work with disabilities? Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law.
- Will the skills I learn be relevant to my career? Members apply their skills and knowledge to serious social problems and discover previously untapped strengths. If you’re interested in social work or hearing more about how serving can help you grow in your career, click here.